After repeatedly staring death in the face, professional fighter and Latin Syndicate gang founder Rene “Level” Martinez has decided to take to his hometown streets to spread a message of life through Christ.
In an interview with CBN News, Level share that he grew up in a single parent household where his mother practiced witchcraft.
He said, “My mom was in the streets. [She] was into the Santa Ria, which is like a form of witchcraft, sacrificing animals all over me as a kid and I started seeing demons. They haunted me my whole life”
Then when Level turned 12, he decided to pursue a life of crime. The preteen started breaking into people’s houses and stealing guns, he even began participating in drive-by shootings.
This later led to him starting a gang. In 1990, Level started a gang called the Latin Syndicate.
The gang grew to around 300 members at its peak, but quickly many of them were either killed or arrested.
Soon, the gangster became a father. Level knew he needed to change his life, so he secured a professional fighting contract with Telemundo. Under his contract the fighter went on to Nicaragua where he beat the three-time fighting world champion, Ricardo Mayorga.
In 2016, Level was met by what CBN News called a “supernatural experience” with God.
He said, “It’s like he showed me my whole life in a matter of like five seconds.
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